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TNT to Televise More 2020 NBA Playoff Games Than Any Network, Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18, with Quadrupleheader Action

NBA on TNT

Network to be Exclusive Home of 2020 NBA Western Conference Finals Presented by AT&T 5G

Sports Emmy Award-Winning Inside the NBA to Provide Pregame, Halftime & Postgame Coverage Throughout NBA Playoffs

NBA Twitter Live with Taylor Rooks, Spencer Dinwiddie, Isaiah Thomas & Channing Frye to be Featured for Up To 17 NBA Playoff Games, Including Western Conference Finals

TNT will televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games – the most of any network – including First Round action tipping off with four games on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when the Milwaukee Bucks face the Orlando Magic at 1:30 p.m. ET; Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers at 4 p.m.; the Houston Rockets meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:30 p.m.; and Los Angeles Lakers vs. the No. 8 seed in the West at 9 p.m. TNT will televise up to 29 First Round games presented by Rocket Mortgage, along with the Conference Semifinals, and exclusive coverage of the 2020 NBA Western Conference Finals presented by AT&T 5G.

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will feature the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson alongside Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith providing analysis during the TNT NBA Tip-Off Presented by Autotrader pregame show and the American Express Halftime Report, with extensive Inside the NBA presented by Kia postgame commentary.

The network’s playoffs game coverage will include four commentator teams during the first round including Brian Anderson with analyst Chris Webber; Spero Dedes with analyst Stan Van Gundy; Bob Fitzgerald with analyst Jim Jackson; and Joel Meyers with analyst Greg Anthony. Reporters for the First Round will include Jared Greenberg, Rebecca Haarlow and Stephanie Ready. Commentator pairings for the Conference Semifinals and Western Conference Finals will be announced at a later date.

Game telecasts from Orlando will continue to feature player and coach mics and the use of robotic cameras, including those placed above each backboard, to bring fans closer to the action on the court. Additionally, TNT’s studio coverage will introduce a number of new elements including a virtual graphics package to introduce key game and player matchups, focusing on the most “binge-worthy” elements from each game. TNT’s pregame coverage will also include an integration with FanDuel providing a virtual odds board, in addition to special promotions during NBA on TNT game coverage.

NBA Twitter Live

NBA Twitter Live – a complementary live stream experience on Twitter – will return for up to 17 telecasts, beginning Aug. 18 through the end of the Western Conference Finals to offer fans unique opportunities to follow their favorite players during each game. A live poll will be available on @NBA throughout the entire first half of select games, whereby fans can vote for the player they want the iso-cam to follow during the second half. Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks will host NBA Twitter Live with analyst Channing Frye, with both of them joined by either Spencer Dinwiddie or Isaiah Thomas for select games.

TNT Overtime

TNT Overtime, available through NBA.com and the NBA App, will deliver enhanced coverage for more than 30 NBA Playoff games with exclusive content and camera angles. This unique companion experience allows fans to watch the game via one of four alternate camera angles (home player iso, away player iso, home backboard cam, away backboard cam) or all four angles at once. TNT Overtime’s highlights, stats and play-by-play integrations will be available alongside the live game experience.

New to TNT Overtime this year is a halftime feature showing the latest highlights and capturing the top storylines from other NBA games in action. TNT Overtime will also include a new co-viewing experience during the Playoffs. This watch party experience, powered by LiveLike, will enable fans to invite their friends to engage in private group chats as they watch live video and never miss a moment of game action. Gatorade will sponsor TNT Overtime throughout the First Round.

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games will also be available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT App, with opening round coverage sponsored by AT&T, Quicken Loans and Apple Music.  Fans can access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the username and password provided by their TV service provider.

2020 NBA on TNT Playoffs Schedule (First Round, Games 1-4)

Date

Time (ET)

Game/Commentators (Play-by-Play, Analyst, Reporter)

Tue., Aug. 18

1:30 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal

 

 

Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 1

 

4 p.m.

Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat, Game 1

 

6:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 1

 

9 p.m.

West No. 8 Seed vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Game 1

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Wed., Aug. 19

4 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets, Game 2

 

6:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, Game 2

 

9 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers, Game 2

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Fri., Aug. 21

4 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, Game 3

 

6:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 3

 

9 p.m.

LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, Game 3

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Sat., Aug. 22

1 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic, Game 3

 

3:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 3

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Sun., Aug. 23

6:30 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets, Game 4

 

9 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, Game 4

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Mon., Aug. 24

4 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets, Game 4

 

6:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4

 

9 p.m.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. West No. 8 Seed, Game 4

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal